Harvey M. Ruse

November 22, 2018

Harvey Michael Ruse, 71, Of Frankfort passed away in his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

He was born on May 28, 1947 in Frankfort to Harvey Dale and Virginia Mae (Kennedy) Ruse.  He married Phyllis J. McGill on January 15, 1969 in Frankfort and she preceded him in death on May 13, 2016.

Harvey was a lifelong Frankfort resident and 1967 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School.  He was a Combat Engineer in the United States Army and bravely served from 1968 to 1973, including a tour in Vietnam from 1968-1969.  He had previously worked as a meat cutter for Schulz IGA and for Shoup’s Processing.  He retired from Donaldson’s in 2003 after working as a machine operator for 20 years.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going to the shooting range, attending gun & knife shows with his son and grandsons, and model ship building.

Harvey’s family would like to thank Guardian Angel Hospice, Comfort Keepers, and their wonderful staff for the exceptional care they provided.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Harvey’s honor to the American Diabetes Association or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center in Frankfort.  Friends may visit from Noon until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park in Frankfort. 

Survived by:

Surviving are his Son:  Dennis (Jean) Ruse of Frankfort;  Grandchildren:  Jamie (Wesley) McBryant of Frankfort, Will (Eda) Spencer of Lafayette, Tabitha Spencer (Damon) of Frankfort, and Brian (Chelsea) Killman of Frankfort;  Great Grandchildren:  Kya, Lincoln, Bayleigh, Mya, Natalie, and Brooklyn;  Sisters: Vicki Lauer (Brook) of Frankfort and Tracey Miller of Indianapolis;  Brothers:  Lee (Diane) Ruse of Dayton, Gene (Edith) Kennedy of Florida, Ronnie (Shirley) Kennedy of Frankfort, and Faron (Dominique) Gleason of Louisana;  Several Nieces, nephews, and many friends also survive. 

Preceded by:

Harvey was preceded in death by his loving wife: Phyllis Ruse, his parents, his brother:  Rick Ruse as well as his good friend Max Smith.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Harvey M. Ruse”

  1. Priscilla Worth November 23, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    So so sorry for your loss, Harvey was so nice, I worked with him at Donaldsons.Many prayers to Jean and Dennis.

  2. Fred Baker November 23, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    So very sorry for the passing of Harvey. He was a really good neighbor to my parents. Always liked seeing what new gun he had bought or had just finished putting together. Rest in peace Harvey, you deserve to.

  3. Johnna Galvan November 23, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about the lossof your dad and (Jean Ruse), your father-in-law, I will keep you in my prayers

  4. CHARNA VIRTUE November 24, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I only met Harvey a couple of times, but know he was a kind and gentle man. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time. God Bless.

  5. Shannon Cardwell November 24, 2018 at 11:45 am

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Harvey for a number of years at Donaldsons. He was a great man. Funny and compassionate and a hard worker. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Tom and Mary Daly November 25, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all his family and friends. He was a great neighbor. We’re sorry he didn’t get around to having his “Totum” poles carved! Tom and Mary Daly

  7. gary waters November 26, 2018 at 6:38 am

    So sorry for your loss, I worked with Harvey at Shoups, he was a great man!

  8. Dan jenny mcgill November 26, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    I miss you aunt Phyllis and uncle harvey. You are with aunt Phyllis now and in no pain im glad i got to talk to you before god took you home we love and miss you already coming and showing us what you just bought love miss you uncle mike love dan jen.

  9. Glenda Scott-Louks November 27, 2018 at 10:53 am

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Harvey for several years. We all loved Harvey. He was the kindest and soft hearted man who would give you the shirt off his back. Harvey and Max are together forever now. Thank you for being so wonderful.

  10. Jon baker October 11, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    I just saw this. Was in Vietnam with Harvey. 1970. Visited once about 1977. Sorry

    Jon Baker

  11. Kya Emary April 26, 2024 at 4:32 pm

    I miss you so much.

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